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Water jar (hydria)

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A blond, balding man with a beard faces left, his hand thoughtfully at his chin. He holds a staff and wears a wreath.


By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 123.


Length: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World